Originally posted by O Artem O
as i see it the more mass you have the easier it is for you to lift a larger weight(to some point).
is there a way to figure out approximately for your weight what you will be able to lift? and in theory your max lift will be if you were converted to 100% energy and the energy did the "lifting" for you?
it seems that:
men in 56 kg class lift about 2.7 times their own weight
men in 100 kg class lift about 2.2 times their own weight
women in 48 kg class lift about 2.2 times their own weight
women in 56 kg class lift about 1.9 times their own weight
Clearly heavier people lift a lower mulitple of their own weight.
As for "if you were converted to 100% energy and the energy did the "lifting" for you?" - you need to clarify ... are you wanting to be silly and consider
1/ burning your energy dense molecules to make CO2 and similar low energy molecules? (perhaps lifting a few dozen tons a meter or two)
Or can we get seriously idealistic and use
2/ E=MC^2 and convert you to pure energy(something we have no idea how to do)? (lifting an ENORMOUS weight a meter or two)